2.16Ghz MBP C2D... 2 or 3 Gigs of ram?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Anthony8720, May 7, 2008.

  1. Anthony8720 macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2005
    I have a late 06 2.16Ghz MBP. This is the one that has a max ram of 3Gigs. My question is, should I buy one 2gb chip of crucial memory, and add it to the 1gig of apple ram that came with it, or just put in matching pairs of 1gig chips? I know that matched pairs is better, but shouldn't more be better as well? Also, is it ok to mix ram manufacturers?


  2. Powermax macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2006
    Generally speaking you'll notice the extra gig more than two matching pairs!
    And yes, mixing *should* be ok.
  3. Animalk macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2007
    Montreal Canada
    you need matching sticks of ram in terms of size, speed and timing in order for DDR to work. Otherwise you will be halving your RAM speed.
  4. mejia67 macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2008
    I just ordered that same model 2.16 ghz and ordered 2gb x2 from newegg.com for $74 shipped
  5. Bow Rekk macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2007
    I've just put an extra 2 in the same model. I'd definitely recommend it.
    I heard bad things (should) happen when osx tries to access over 3.3 though, has this actually ever happened to anyone and is an extra gig worth it over 3 already?

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